Jack V. Schrader


(December 23, 2002)

Funeral services for Jack V. Schrader, 73, who died early Monday, Dec. 23 at his home in Cody after a long battle with cancer, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.

He was born July 31, 1929, in Midwest to Vernon and Oriole (Dobson) Schrader. He had a great Wyoming spirit. Leaving home at age 13, he lived in Cody supporting himself any way he could so he could graduate from high school.

He served in the Korean War on the aircraft carrier SS Oriskany.

He married Jo Ann Lynde Murphy on Nov. 6, 1976, in Jackson.

He worked for Marathon Oil Company for many years in Oregon Basin, then worked as a bus driver for Cody School District No. 6 until retirement.

He loved fly fishing in his younger days. He also loved to go camping on the North Fork and woodworking. He loved his Lord Jesus Christ for the last 17 years and during his last days, he took great comfort in Psalm 23. He was a Cody Cupboard volunteer, a member of Trinity Bible Church of Powell and an AWANA leader.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann of Cody; his children and their spouses, Gene and Joann Schrader of Cody, Mike and Michelle Schrader of Casper, Darla Hensley of Greenville, Texas, Brian and Janice Murphy of Wilson, Mark and Karen Murphy of O'Fallon, Mo., and Jack Schrader of Cody; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister and her husband, Sharon and Dick Klassen of Grand Junction, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joanne McCumber.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cody.